I’m delighted to announce that Maddie Grant has taken on the role of Honorary Secretary within the Club. Simone Hurly vacated this role in December as she is due to have a baby very shortly. Maddie is a Barrister by profession, lives locally and will be a great addition to the Management Committee. Maddie was co-opted into this role by a unanimous vote at December’s management meeting. I would like to thank Maddie for taking this role on and wish her every success.
Niall Curran, Club President
Raffle in aid of Medecins San Frontieres (Doctors without Borders)
We are holding a raffle to raise funds for Medecins San Frontieres in Gaza
The prize is an exclusive SLTC Branded hat
Tickets are on sale at Reception. Cost per ticket €5. Donations also welcome
The raffle will be held on Friday 19th January.
Cold Weather Warnings
As the cold weather is set to continue through the coming days and drop below zero at the weekend onwards, we would like to just remind you all to take it easy out there on the footpaths, the club grounds, the roads or wherever you may be.
Also please be vigilant when considering playing tennis on the courts.... they may be slippy from an overnight frost and the last thing anyone wants is to have a member injured, so if you're not sure, then err on the side of caution and don't play, its simply not worth taking any risks!
If you have any issues in the Clubhouse or Grounds please don't hesitate to let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop by the office when passing.
Remember also to call in on elderly or infirmed neighbours to make sure they are ok, or if they need anything in the shop etc....
Nice to be nice!
Gary, Andrea & Team
National Indoor Junior Championships
The event brings together the top players in each age group in one of the biggest tournaments of the year. The event is held in Castleknock tennis club over two weekends. Eoin Quinn is through to the quarter finals of the Boys U18 singles and will play this Friday night at 6:30pm.
Ciaran McKenna and Gavin Murphy both made it through to the last 16 but lost out to high seeded players. Emma Hickey came very close to knocking out the number 5 seed losing out 7/5 in the 3rd set. Well done guys
Ladies Wednesday Morning Time Tennis - New January time
Ladies Time Tennis is taking a break for Christmas and will resume on Wednesday 10th January at the new time of 11am - 1pm.
This time change is to accommodate trial access for this official Club Event to indoor courts for a 4 week period after which the trial will be reviewed.
All ladies welcome and we hope to see lots of new faces in January
Great to see all our teams out practicing in advance of the league. Best of luck to all out teams when the campaign kicks off next weekend.
Fixtures for 2024 winter league are now live. Matches start Jan 21st.
Davis Cup - Tennis Ireland Releasing More Tickets
Tennis Ireland are releasing an additional batch of Tickets for the Davis Cup fixture between Ireland & Austria on Thursday 14th January,
Click on the following link for to access these Tickets:
Senior Round Robins
New Round Robins starting January 8th. If you are looking to join text Rob by this weekend. We have groups for all levels. **Last day to let Rob know**
Junior Christmas Round Robins
Nearly every match was played in this phase. We have left them up for this week for the last couple to get played! Draw for prizes will be at the end of this week
Tennis Ireland have brought out the 2024 calendar. This is great to have this in advance. You can now filter to the level of event you only wish to see and add it to your calendar on your mobile. Start planning for 2024.
Junior Tennis Coaching Programme
All classes return on January 8th. Days and times remain the same as before Christmas. A new term will start January 29th
If you are interested in booking a private session with any of our coaches you can text them directly to arrange.
If you don't know our coaches you can meet some of them here!
Carlos Herrero - 087 317 9653
Victoria Gaidau - 085 163 2069
Tanya Murtagh - 087 126 7250
Brendan Mulligan - 087 655 8520
Ali O'Dea - 086 663 9600
Lara Collier - 086 199 8436
Courts & Equipment On Court
Please see the hooks now provided for our clay court drag mats. Please leave them on the hooks after use to protect the bristles.
If any member notices any issues with the courts ie broken net bands etc please report the fault to the office and it will be repaired.
Share Your Tennis Achievements
If you are competing in ranking National events and tournaments or are selected for interprovincial or national representation please let us know and we will share your achievements with your fellow members. Email email@example.com
SOCIAL SQUASH THIS FRIDAY
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
All members welcome to drop in and play in the Friday Social Evening.
MUNSTER MASTERS 2024 – IRISH SQUASH TOUR
5 Sutton Masters are playing in the latest Event in High Field Squash Club, Cork.
Best of luck to:
Ronan Peyton – Mens Over 45
Sean Balfe Over 60
Martin Maher Over 70
Niamh Darcy Over 35/40
Orla Diamantino Over 45/50FOLLOW THE DRAWS HERE
THE BUNSEN OLD BELVEDERE SENIOR PSA 2024
Congratulation to Conor Moran – Winner of the Men's A PSA Challenge Cup in Old Belvedere Squash Club.
Conor beat his brother Dylan, who was home for Christmas from his College in the USA. Conor won 3/0. In 3rd place was Dean Dromgoole.
LEINSTER SQUASH SENIOR OPEN 2024 – This Weekend
13th – 14th January … Fitzwilliam LTC
Good Luck to: Luke Logan, Oisin Logan, Michael Creaven, Gavin L’Estrange, Conor Moran, Conal Jackson, Bear Dummer, Tristan Snodgrass and David A Ryan who will play in the Men's Sections.
Breanne Flynn and Rebecca Jackson will take part in the ladies A.
Good Luck to allDRAWS AND LIVE SCORING WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE
MT PLEASANT SENIOR OPEN 2024 – PSA & TOUR EVENT
PSA competition - Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th Jan 2024
All other draws - Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th Jan 2024
Closing Date: January 18thENTER HERE
IRISH SQUASH SENIOR NATIONAL 2024
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th January 2024
Closing Date: Thursday 1st FebruaryENTER HERE
SUTTON SENIOR RANKINGS – 6th JANUARY
The LATEST Sutton Senior Squash Rankings are now available on the Squash Notice Boards and Challenge sheets are now open. Please familiarise yourselves with the rules and Challenge away.
They will be updated in accordance with the Leinster Squash Ranking Dates.
NEXT Ranking Date
Ranking 3: Sat 16th Mar
SENIOR SQUASH ROUND ROBINS – JANUARY
The New Round Robins are available now. You have until 31st January to complete matches. Please arrange matches with your opponents.
SQUASH BALL MACHINE
Have you tried the Squash Ball Machine? It is a great way to practice your shots and improve your game. Talk to Eoin Ryan for details on how to register.
SATURDAY SOCIAL SQUASH
Open to all members, drop down from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. to hit with others every Saturday. Meet new people to play Squash.
IRISH SQUASH SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Make sure to follow them across social media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/irishsquash/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/irishsquashcom
Twitter - https://twitter.com/IrishSquash
TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishsquash
LEINSTER SQUASH JUNIOR CLOSED 2024 – RESULTS
Congratulations to All juniors who took part in this fabulous weekend of Squash in Sutton.
Especially the prize winners:
Girls U19 winner: Ella Walsh, R-Up: Isabelle Kelly
Boys U19 winner: Christian Dromgoole, R-Up: Frank O'Flynn
Girls U17 winner: Isabel Fallon, R-Up: Riley Slade
Boys U17 winner: Tyler Dromgoole, R-Up: Aaron Cullen
Girls U/15 winner: Lucy Walsh, R-Up: Rebecca Jackson
Boys U/15 winner: Samuel Hann, R-Up: Danny Jones
Girls U13 winner: Zoe Nyhan, R-Up: Aurora McDonnell, 3rd Saibh Darcy
Boys U13 winner: John Quigley, R-Up: Alec Gissing, 3rd Dara Reynolds Fox
Girls U11 winner: Aisling McCanna, R-Up: Faye Ring, 3rd Emma Ryan
Boys U11 winner: Oisin Murphy, Eoin O'Brien, Liam Mahony
Thanks to all the parents who volunteered to run the desk, and in fact all parents who attended the matches, there was a great display of fairness and friendship throughout the weekend for juniors and adults alike.
Thanks to Peter O'Halloran, Leinster Squash President for presenting the trophies to all of the winners.FULL RESULTS HERE
LEINSTER SQUASH JUNIOR OPEN 2024 – IRISH TOUR EVENT
3rd – 4th January 2024
STRICT CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 26th 11.45 p.m.ENTER HERE
NEXT “ONE DAY” JUNIOR SQUASH TOURNAMENT – U/13
U/13 Boys and Girls
Sunday 28th January 2023 – 2.30 start
Sutton Parents will be asked to help out once each season. Please offer
JUNIOR SQUASH COACHING
There are a few spaces left. If you are interested drop in to see me or text 086 8182466 or firstname.lastname@example.org ONLY
Yours in Sport
Fees are payable when booking the classes. Please pay when booking.
Classes are graded and they are on
Monday - Friday … 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Swipe Cards & Gym Entry
We have noticed an increased number of members using other members swipe cards to gain entry to the gym. Please swipe in using your own access card, even if you are entering with another member. Those who have forgotten swipe cards please ask a member of staff for entry to the gym, do not use another members card.
There will be spot checks in the gym to ensure members are using their card for access.
We will also be ensuring there is no non-members in the gym, anyone bringing in non-members not following the correct procedures to the gym will face sanctions.
Kieran Needle, Gym Manager